EHS Project Manager

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Date: 03-Feb-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:402561 

Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope : new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.

Purpose of the job:

The EHS Proect  Manager has overall responsibility for managing Health & Environment improvement activities to achieve excellence at the site level. They work with site/country EHS and site Managing directors to improve plans to achieve sustainable EHS excellence by ensuring and providing a safe and healthy environment to our people and to our contractors.

Protect Alstom assets and reduce risks of business interruption resulting from fire and natural catastrophes.


Key accountabilities:

Support Site Management in achieving EHS results

  • Developing, strategizing and implementing a long-term plan for the EHS function on site
  • Ensure that Accidents/Incidents are first prevented, and when occurring, reported, recorded, investigated and analysed. Support local teams to establish REX reports in case of severe or potentially severe accidents. Ensure all potentially severe events are captured and investigated.  Responsible for the quality of accidents/incidents analysis and REX reports on the Site & communication of those REX reports.
  • Has full authority and must stop any operational activity resulting in an immediate high risk to People or the Environment.


Lead the EHS network in the Cluster

  • Support EHS staffing of new projects in their Cluster.
  • Conduct induction programs for new EHS people in the Cluster.
  • Monitor, assist, coach, assess, and develop the EHS communities in the Cluster.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to site team.


Support tendering process in the Country for EHS related topics

  • Provide support to the Site or Regional Centre EHS Manager for EHS questions at tender phase for all tenders driven from the Cluster in coordination with Region EHS Director & ensure strong EHS plans are established.
  • Support project execution process end-to-end for all projects/sites operated in their Cluster and deploy EHS standards



  • Ensure legal watch is organized at site level.
  • Monitors compliance to all relevant country statutory, regulatory, contractual and company requirements.
  • Ensure that EHS Management System in line with Alstom EHS processes, local legal requirements and international standards (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001) are implemented and maintained.


Develop EHS culture on site

  • Connect Transport and Region EHS objectives and programs with Site system and processes and mobilize Site Management.
  • Develop EHS understanding and competencies of key operational employees. Deploy learning and development programs.
  • Build communication plan about EHS.
  • Ensure social and medical partners are involved and communicate with them about EHS.


Report, Measure & Review

  • Be recognized as an Alstom auditor and contributes to the delivery of the Group & Transport audit program (ex AZDP).
  • Visit regularly manufacturing sites, project sites and offices to identify EHS risks and issues.
  • Monitor and analyse EHS performance, ensure standard reporting is delivered & accurate, and deliver EHS Management reports.
  • Responsible for the quality of the EHS reporting process in the Cluster.


Performance measurements

  • IFR 1 & IFR 2
  • Fatality / severe accidents
  • SOV number
  • Health and wellbeing (Occupational diseases, ergonomic)
  • Environment (Energy, water, waste, TOPE, VOC) 


Educational Requirements  

  • University Engineer or Business Degree
  • Recognized Health and Safety Qualification to Diploma or Degree level
  • Environmental Qualification to Diploma or Degree level



  • Significant experience (10 years min) in EHS function in an industrial environment and / or construction environment
  • Experience in leading a network of people reporting in dotted line
  • Good knowledge of EHS regulations applicable within Canada
  • Knowledge of Railway is a plus
  • Ideally has also operational experience outside EHS


Competencies & Skills

  • Experience in leading a network of people reporting in dotted line
  • Experience in multi-cultural environment & Matrix Organization
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to organize, plan and schedule
  • Ability to develop a global view
  • Good computer skills


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 

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